Police spokesperson in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said the suspect’s church is along Ibusa Road, Koka, Asaba. The girl was "lured" into the church office with the intention of praying for her.
Unfortunately, in the course of prayers, she was r*ped.
It was gathered that the victim could not keep the incident to herself, hence she cried to her parents on the matter. Her parents were said to have taken her to the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba, where it was confirmed that she had been r*ped after discovery of bruises in her private parts.
Mrs. Kalu said the matter was reported at the police headquarters, where detectives were assigned to investigate the matter, adding that the pastor was arrested and he confessed to the crime.
The Police spokesperson did not say if the pastor would be tried immediately or not.